Senior Food Scientist Indianapolis, IN


Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job # 221903

Date Posted: 06-15-10

Senior Food Scientist

Location: Indianapolis, IN


We are assisting our client in the search for a Senior Food Scientist.  They are a privately held Midwest company fusing commercial culinary art and science and providing complete custom food development, blending and packaging to national restaurant chains, retail grocers and further processors.  



Product Development:

Leads, as assigned, multiple projects from conception to commercialization

Coordinates process initiation after initial guidelines and directions.

Develops new product concepts and prototypes.

Identifies, selects and approves raw materials for use in development

Leads the evaluation and adjusting of product and manufacturing cost parameters to meet operational and sales objectives.

Provides effective cross-functional team leadership as necessary on a project basis. 

Utilizes excellent communication skills to organize project teams and activities, conducts project meetings and tasks, and reports on project progress and results.

Contributes technical knowledge and expertise to identify project risks and rewards, solves project problems and implements solutions.

Applies available resources to effectively meet R&D and Company objectives 

Technical Support:

Provides technical support to all internal departments and customers, as assigned, in identifying and solving product design and manufacturing issues.

Provides technical support to R&D in specific areas as in-house primary resource.

Designs and conducts raw material, process and product evaluations and tests.  

Realizes customer needs by developing new concepts, prototypes and products.

Assist raw material sourcing, evaluation, improvement and approval activities with Purchasing functions and/or suppliers.

Assist in developing and delivering effective customer presentations.


Minimum Education: B.S. in food science or food-related sciences (microbiology, chemistry, nutrition) is required.

Preferred Education: BS. Or Master of Science Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related field preferred.

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of Food industry experience. Experience in the product development of dry blends, batters, breadings, etc. preferred.


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